Determination award 2016

Yesterday I had the privileged to attend the year 6 Leavers assembly at Lower Darwen Primary School, this was Maddi’s school and she would have been one of the pupils leaving yesterday. It was a very emotional assembly watching all the children together one last time collecting various awards that they had achieved throughout the school year and as I sat there watching them I couldn’t help but wonder how it could have all been so very different.

When Maddi gained her wings the school created a special award in her honour called “The Madison Allan Determination Award”, as despite Maddi’s illness she showed such courage and determination in everything that she did, she never gave up or let her illness stop her from at least trying. Every year the award is presented to a pupil who has shown the same determination as Maddi once did.

This year the award was presented to 2 children in Maddi’s class… Rebecca & Joshua who have both shown such courage, determination and positivity throughout their school year and also at their residential PGL trip, they are pictured here in front of Maddi’s school memorial holding their award. Well done guys, a very well deserved pair.

Also a huge thank you to The Property People for creating such a beautiful wall in Maddi’s memory.